Packing up: Occupy Worcester, Lincoln Square, day three

posted by Mike on November 16th, 2011

This rainy afternoon, when I stopped by Lincoln Square, there were three hardy souls in the Occupy Worcester camp.

During the taping of today’s video, Worcester police stopped by and asked them to pack up all their gear and remove it from Lincoln Square.

More commentary on last night’s Worcester City Council discussion of OW: It’s @BizarroLukes’ world, we just live in it

Update: Nothing brings another dozen Occupiers in a hurry like camp drama.

Occupy Worcester, Lincoln Square, day 3

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  1. On November 17, 2011 at 02:47 James D said:

    Ok. So there are 3 people in Lincoln Square protesting. And these 3 people claim that they represent 99% of the population.

    The population of Worcester is 181,045. 99% of that is approx. 179,234.

    So what these people are saying is that these 3 people represent 179,234. I think it is pretty ludicrous to think that 3 protestors speak for almost 180,000 people.

    I can say for a fact that I am in that 99% of the population and they do not represent me. No one from Occupy Worcester has asked me if they could represent me. So stop claiming that you represent what 99% of the population wants. BECAUSE YOU DON’T REPRESENT US! YOU REPRESENT YOUR SELFISH LITTLE SELVES MESSING UP OUR WAR MEMORIAL!

  2. On November 17, 2011 at 09:10 Mike said:

    James: It’s worse than you realize. Every day in this country, some lone individual, in conversation, talks to someone else about why they identify with the Occupy movement and the “99%” rhetoric. That’s one person “claiming to represent” 303,936,484! Outrageous!

    Also, the main use of that monument is as a skate park. These Occupy people, “messing up” Lincoln Square with their US flags, talk of democracy, and call for renewed economic prosperity, are probably making more appropriate use of that WWI memorial than 99% of the stuff that happens there. What has become of this country when people stand in public places using rhetorically-imperfect slogans?

  3. On November 18, 2011 at 08:26 Chris K said:

    James D seems to be pretty angry that these folks are protesting institutionalized corporate greed and a financial system that has been over time stacked against the vast majority of people, no matter their ideology.

    That in itself is interesting, apparently James D is in favor of the current system, or so I would infer.

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